DAY OF THE DEAD PROCESSION for 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2013 in Vancouver on Nov 1 2013
DAY OF THE DEAD PROCESSION, POETRY & MUSIC
Friday November 1, 5pm – 7pm
Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell
Latin Americans everywhere celebrate Day Of The Dead with pageantry, music, love and humour. We throw a party and invite the dead to join us for a couple hours before returning to “the other side.” At 5pm latin guitarist Alfredo Flores will lead us on a procession around Oppenheimer Park to visit community shrines and to honour the lives lost on our streets. We’ll end the walk back at the Field House for hot chocolate, music and celebration. Bring flowers, candles, and photographs for theofrenda (altar), noisemakers, costumes or musical instruments. At 6pm we will share poetry and song with our host Lady Die, the thoughtful and passionate Stephen Lytton, flowstream wordsmith Robyn Livingstone, and neighbourhood sweetheart Mexican folklorista Isabel Ramirez. Everyone welcome. Free
This event was on Day 10 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!
The 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 23 to Sunday November 3, 2013
Over 80 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside
On page 9 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA
The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.
Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!
Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Flickr!
AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA
AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm
AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets